Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men,… You are serving the Lord Christ. Colossians 3:23, 24b
What a blessing it was to see the Fall Fest committee “work heartily” last week. The event was well organized and well attended. I cannot speak to everyone who was there but I had the sense that it was enjoyed by all and that we were thankful that we could get together for a grand old time.
This week we welcomed Miss Schouten (4B) and Miss Overduin (2A) from the CCRTC for their practicums. We pray that they may find their time here enjoyable and a blessing to their learning.
The Legion is having its annual Poster and Literary Contest. You can see some of the fine entries here. I hope to drop off these entries at the Legion on Tuesday morning. If your child has not finished their poster/essay/poem you still have time this weekend!
This week Seraya Schutten (grade 1) will be going in for elective surgery. This surgery will have a recuperation time of a few months. We pray God will guide the hand of the doctors and that the outcome will be a success. May God uphold the Schutten family as they work with the adjusting schedules due to hospital visits. May we uphold them through prayer.
On Thursday Miss Oosterhoff hopes to celebrate her birthday. We’re thankful to have her working with us on staff! Wishing you God’s blessing in the coming year, Miss Oosterhoff!
I believe that is all for this week. May God bless us in the upcoming week!
Nov 2 – Picture Retake Day
Nov 3 – Miss Oosterhoff’s Birthday
Nov 11 – Progress reports sent home
Nov 15/17 – Parent/Teacher Conferences
Nov 18 – PD Day
The kindergarten class was able to go to Bry-Anne Farms this past Wednesday and enjoyed the majority of the trip without the rain! Ask your child about the scarecrow act! It was for sure the highlight of the trip. Many of the students were also sick this week. It seems to be going through the school. Hopefully the extra long weekend will help the students all recover quickly. Next week we will begin learning our first 2 letters! In math we will be learning numbers 6-10 as well as reviewing numbers 0-5 and patterns. In science we will be completing our unit on Our 5 senses and will begin learning about the properties of matter.
Monday – SH: Mckenna
Tuesday – SH- Emerson
Thursday – SH – Aubrey
Friday – SH – Kenzie
Have a great weekend everyone! JB/SV
October has already flown by! This upcoming week grade 1 will continue learning about Joseph in Bible. It’s amazing to see how God’s greater plan and how He plans for it to be good. Both grade 1 classes are planning on having a Bible test this upcoming week. In Social Studies, we started learning about transportation! The students are enjoying learning about all the ways we can get around. How different now is from Bible times transportation!
Memory work: Psalm 93:1
Spelling words: as his I they with
Have a great week!
It was great to see so many of our students at Fall Fest last Saturday! This day is always such a highlight for the children! This week in Science, the Grade 2 classes learned about the difference between solids and liquids. It was exciting to find out whether items will ‘shatter or splatter’, particularly when eggs get involved! We will continue to investigate the various properties of liquids and solids next week.
We began a new unit in Math on Geometry and Measurement. The students always enjoy this unit, noticing shapes in their surroundings. We look forward to also learning how to measure with standard units of measurement. Remember to please keep practicing those math facts. Have a great long weekend! BV/RG
A BIG THANK YOU is in order to the Fall Fest committee for making last Saturday a success. May the Lord have been blessed in all of it. It was a short but very busy week for the students and teachers. We thoroughly enjoyed our trip to Jordan School house. We are sure the children will have told you all about it. The fall colours were stunning, children could walk on stilts, play with wooden toys, work on slates, and write with pen and ink.Thank you bus drivers, for driving us to and fro. We continue to learn more about Abraham and Sarah as we journey through the Bible together. We have come to the end of our Math addition unit and finished it with a test. Our new unit will be about Subtraction. This tends to be harder as not all the children know their facts. Please practise some with your child each day. Wishing you a wonderful weekend and a blessed Sunday.
Memory work: Ps. 23:1
Spelling words REVIEW test: Words will be posted in the agenda
Library on Thursday, Mission $ on Friday
What a beautiful week it has been in Grade 4! Students are working hard at developing their soccer skills and running endurance during our Phys. Ed. classes. Grade 4A has a math test on Wednesday, focusing on “subtraction”, solving word problems (with addition OR subtraction) and roman numerals (TBD). We have moved to Social Studies and are learning about Canada, maps and geography! I hope your children are coming home with new map facts and information to share. Grade 4A will have a Owls in the Family vocabulary and comprehension quiz on chapters 4-7 on Tuesday. Have a great weekend! MVA and KO
Spelling List 8: cry, close ,surprise, off, spy, too, nineteen, closer, smile, bigger, lying, write, stranger, trying
Memory Work: Psalm 20:1; Text: Psalm 100:4-5
This past week we have been learning about Jesus’ ministry on earth and we will continue with these lessons next week as well. We have moved into Theme 2 in our World of Literature textbook, reading stories about the various cultures that make up North America. In Social Studies, we continue to learn about the Romans. We hope to have our class pictures taken on Wednesday, as well as retakes. Devotions for the week are as follows: 5A – Eliza (M), Hannah (Tu), Isaac (W), Jayce (Th), Judah (F). and for 5B – Geneva (M), Lauren (Tu), Arli (W), John (Th), Zac (F). Have a great weekend! RK/KVL
Another busy week has come and gone in Grade 6. We have started our novel study, “Number the Stars” by Lois Lowry. We will be looking at the time period around WW2 and the persecution of the Jews at that time. We have also begun our Social Studies unit on Canada’s Trading Partners, where we will be looking at why we trade and who we trade with. We hope the students enjoy their extended weekend and we look forward to seeing them back again on Monday!
This past week we came to the end of 1 Samuel with two plots bringing about the death of Saul and the deliverance of David, both by the hand of God. We will also see God’s hand in our new study of climate in Geography, we’ll learn about climate factors, graphs and change. Thrust lines and centre of gravity will keep us grounded in Geography as we near the end of our structural strength and stability unit and closer to bridging the gap with our final project. Enjoy your weekend.
Already!?! As we close out the last full week of October, grade 8 is bustling with activity. In history the students have begun a Confederation investigation. Why exactly did my assigned colony design to join? An interesting conversation in today’s political times for sure. In Science, we continue our cells unit while in Bible History we have begun a study into the beginning of Christ’s ministry. Have a blessed long weekend as teachers are off to Fergus for a convention! Cheers, Mr. J and Mrs. Ludwig
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